Sean O'Shaughnessey on August 29th, 2014
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Company name Stratasys, Ltd.
Stock ticker SSYS
Live stock price (SSYS: 119.96 +2.17 +1.84%)
Confident Investor Rating Poor

 

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in Stratasys, Ltd. It is not possible to confidently invest in a company that is not currently profitable.
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Sean O'Shaughnessey on August 29th, 2014
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Company name Symantec Corporation
Stock ticker SYMC
Live stock price (SYMC: 24.28 +0.12 +0.50%)
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Poor
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Poor

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $25.7
Target stock price (averages with growth) $38.45
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $41.37
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $23.63

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=symc

Symantec Corporation, is a security, backup and availability solutions. The Company’s products and services protect people and information in any digital environment from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise data center, to cloud-based systems. The Company’s software and services protect against advanced threats independent of the device and environment in which information is used or stored. The Company operated in five segments: Consumer, Security and Compliance, Storage and Server Management, Services, and Other. Effective May 28, 2014, Symantec Corp acquired NitroDesk Inc, a Bellevue-based developer of email security software.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Symantec Corporation as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on August 28th, 2014
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Company name Total SA (ADR)
Stock ticker TOT
Live stock price (TOT: 65.96 +0.70 +1.07%)
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Poor
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Poor

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $44.48
Target stock price (averages with growth) $47.66
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $44.26
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $373.62

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=tot

Total SA is a France-based integrated international oil and gas company. It is an integrated international oil and gas company and a chemicals manufacturer. Total engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry, including Upstream operations (oil exploration and production, together with activities related to natural gas), Refining & Chemicals (refining, petrochemicals, speciality chemicals, crude oil trading and shipping) and Marketing & Services (focused on the supply and sale of petroleum products, together with activities related to renewable energy). In April 12, 2013, it inaugurated the partnership with Veolia Environnement SA the Osilub plant. In July 2013, it sold its TIGF (Transport et Infrastructures Gaz France), gas transport and storage business. In September 2013, it announced the transfer to The National Gas Company of Trinidad &Tobago of all of its E&P assets in Trinidad through the sale of Total E&P Trinidad B.V and Elf Exploration Trinidad B.V.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Total SA (ADR) as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on August 27th, 2014
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Company name Vulcan Materials Company
Stock ticker VMC
Live stock price (VMC: 63.38 +0.16 +0.25%)
P/E compared to competitors Fair

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Poor

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $97.07
Target stock price (averages with growth) $6.28
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $6.28
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $78.23

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Vulcan Materials Company, is a producer of construction aggregates primarily crushed stone, sand, and gravel. The Company is a producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. The Company produces these materials from natural deposits such as granite, limestone and trap rock. The Company operates in four segments: Aggregates, Concrete, Asphalt Mix, And Cement. The Company has 341 active aggregates facilities. The Company also is a producer of asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete, as well as a producer of cement in Florida. The Company is a construction materials business in the country with aggregates operations. In March 2014, Vulcan Materials Co Completed the sale of the Company’s cement and concrete businesses in the Florida area to Cementos Argos.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Vulcan Materials Company as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

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